• Total Flange Joint Management Solution – BLJ In Situ-Solutions and Boltstress Ultrasonics Strategic Alliance

    Total Flange Joint Management Solution – BLJ In Situ-Solutions and Boltstress Ultrasonics Strategic Alliance

    BLJ In-Situ Solutions are pleased to announce their strategic alliance with Boltstress Ultrasonics for a total flange joint management solution for your plant.


    Flange joint management is the servicing, supervision and data management of flange joints from breakout, to inspection, repair and bolt-up. Flange joint management is critical to the uninterrupted operation of pressure plant and the long-term integrity of the bolted joint.

    BLJ In-Situ Solutions have a long history of managing flange joints and providing the associated site services such as flange tagging, work-pack development, engineering calculations, controlled bolting and on site machining. Now combined with the latest technology for data recording, storage and reporting from Boltsress Ultrasonics, this service will be even more efficient and can be done with a reduced labour requirement.

    With initial plant construction, plant shutdowns and plan turnarounds being critical for reliability and getting larger in scale and scope, there is a real and growing need to effectively and efficiently manage flange joint data. Any shutdown with 500+ flange joints to be managed can benefit significantly from an automated data management system. The benefits include efficiency, reduced labour requirement and enhanced data reliability. This adds up to significant cost savings in the order of hundreds of thousands of dollars for a 1000 joints shutdown.

    Contact BLJ In-Situ Solutions to know more

    The alliance between BLJ In-Situ Solutions and Boltstress Ultrasonics means all site services can be provided by one company, utilizing the latest technology for flange joint data recording, storage and reporting. The Bolstress technology is designed for accuracy, scalability and user-friendliness. It is equally at home on a small shutdown site with 500 critical flange joints or on a new plant construction covering 10,000 + flange joints. Below are screenshots from the Bolstress system:

    The content of the Boltstress automated data recording, storage and reporting system will always be tailored to suit the client needs and has many advantages both pre, during and post-shutdown or plant build. The key advantages are as follow:

    Boltstress key unique advantages prior to a shutdown

    • Precise tooling requirements are provided
    • Flexible system with the unique function of being structured to exactly meet your requirements
    • 3 extra levels of calculation to suit criticality (Existing systems offer only 1)
    • Programming flexibility to suit any operating companies specifications
    • Identifies where supplier tooling does not meet client specification
    • Data transfer to and from any existing data

    Boltstress key unique advantages during a shutdown

    • Constant real-time status information
    • You know exactly what the status of every bolted joint is at any time
    • Planners receive real time data
    • Emergent work is identified immediately
    • Hand held recorders scan joints for speedy collection of joint data
    • Wi-Fi synchronisation of joint data to and from hand held recorders and main database ensures speed, accuracy and working in real time
    • Can be synchronized to client software package
    • Prevents un-calibrated equipment use
    • Ensure joint assemblers use correct gaskets, nuts & bolts
    • Ensure joint assemblers use correct tooling
    • Ensure joint assemblers use correct pressures

    Boltstress key unique advantages post shutdown

    • Exact duration of all activities is electronically recorded
    • Bottlenecks identified for future obviation
    • All data stored for future use
    • Specific reporting available at the touch of a button

    We look forward to working with you.

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